Ukraine envoy's phone snatched while taking selfie at Red Fort

By Zee Media Bureau | Last Updated: Sep 22, 2017, 17:03 PM IST
Ukraine envoy's phone snatched while taking selfie at Red Fort
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Ukraine's ambassador to India Igor Polikha became a victim of theft in Delhi after his phone was snatched while taking selfies at Red Fort. The incident, he said, took place on September 20. The Ukranian envoy has written to Ministry of Home Affairs and Commissioner of Police in Delhi apprising them of the incident, news agency ANI reported.

Polikha said that he was clicking images of the historic monument at around 9:15 am when a young man snatched his phone and fled from the scene. None of his security personnel were reportedly present with him and his driver was also waiting near his car when the incident took place.

Delhi Police has filed a case at the Lal Quila Police station. The police have also retrieved the CCTV footage and are trying to nab the culprit. Nearly 100 men have reportedly been questioned in connection with the case. 

Polikha reportedly said that before he could even think of chasing the culprit, he ran away with the phone. The envoy has provided the police with the identification details of the culprit to help them in the investigation.